We are teachers, scientists, software engineers, and artists from around the world.

We are Mind My Education.


Founders' Story

CoreAtlas co-creators, Sara & Paul

CoreAtlas co-creators, Sara & Paul

Paul and Sara co-founded Mind My Education to help young children prepare for a future we can only imagine. Everyone can learn HOW to learn, making learning anything possible.

Paul, while a university professor of psychology, experienced firsthand a well documented fact: student enthusiasm for learning dropped way off — well before college. Students often weren't connecting school learning to their lives. To help fix this HUGE problem, Paul carefully weaves insights from the cognitive & learning sciences (among other fields) into MME’s consulting services and CoreAtlas educational mapping software.

Sara, a master elementary teacher of over 10 years, wanted to help her students take charge of their learning: to reflect, ask good questions, set goals, and make plans. Finding there were no tools for metacognition and self-directed learning in the elementary classroom, she decided to make it. Now five years later, she’s the Head of Teacher Support, and her expertise shapes CoreAtlas as a practical tool for real classrooms and learning environments.

We love connecting with, and listening to stories of educators, so please don’t hesitate to reach out via our contact form or email Paul & Sara @MindMyEducation.com

Mind My Education’s “CoreTeam”

Paul  Co-founder. Cognitive & Educational Scientist. Bicyclist. Optimist.


Co-founder. Cognitive & Educational Scientist. Bicyclist. Optimist.

Sara  Co-founder. Head of Teacher Support. Story-crafter.


Co-founder. Head of Teacher Support. Story-crafter.

Jacob  Co-founder. Typist/Programmer.. Self-defense instructor.


Co-founder. Typist/Programmer.. Self-defense instructor.

Leorina  Software engineer. Yogini. Family style dining.


Software engineer. Yogini. Family style dining.


Artist contributors

Celebrating diverse styles from around the globe!


Bruno  Italy

Mario  Spain

Graham  England

Jakub  Poland

Helen  Nigeria

Cristina  Moldova

Alexandra  Romania

Linda  Kenya

Tatyana  Estonia

Jimmy  Kenya

Leo  Estonia

Aboud  Palestine

Tali  Israel

Fatma  Egypt

Alina  Ukraine

Deepak  India

Avinash  India

Parbboni  India


Sora  Malaysia

David  Australia

Rob  Australia

Ruwini  Australia 

Sveta  Russia

Katherine  Philippines

Youmin  South Korea

Kooks  New Zealand & Jamaica

Bryan  California

Paul  California

Sara  California

Dom  New York

Liz  New York

Cynthia  Florida

Miriam  Mexico

Lucas  Brazil

Jean-Baptiste  Chile

Zoe  Connecticut




Mind My Education Timeline

  • July 2018: For any audience, read, learn, & apply Learning Science. Free, beta release! www.MindMyEducation.com/research2

  • Summer 2018: With new rostering tools & single sign on OATH, CoreAtlas is ready to implement, regardless the size of your learning organization.

  • January 2017: www.CoreAtlas.io launched in first classroom ever! Teacher reported students begged "Can we PLEASE have to do this for homework tonight?" 

  • December 2016: After 9 months of blowing our minds and building the CoreAtlas App from the ground up (wow!), Jacob officially joins the MME founding team.

  • September 2016: Completion of 5th grade CoreAtlas! 

  • July 2016: Alpha testing www.CoreAtlas.io / Our new web app

  • May 2016: IndieGogo campaign. Thanks to our >100 supporters! (*if you would still like to support us, click here :)

  • April 2016: 5th grade CoreAtlas creation is in full force to finish the Grade 3-4-5 Trilogy.

  • March 2016: First lines of code committed https://www.CoreAtlas.io (the digital platform & tool for metacognitive teaching & learning)!

  • February 2016: 3rd grade CoreAtlas is complete and premieres in 4 Bay Area classrooms!

  • January 2016: Team begins expanding after exhibiting at Berkeley’s Diversity in Tech job fair, to include: software engineers, graphic designers, sales team, and business advisors.

  • November 2015: CoreAtlas endorsed by world famous education researcher and author of Visible Learning, Dr. John Hattie: "I have worked through the CoreAtlas – very engaging, attractive, and seems right on task (both surface and deep learning).  I am impressed with the attention to the learning intentions from the very first page, and the multiple pathways through the lessons.  The key elements are present including being curious, keeping records of progress, making it your own, and sharing – how to do both the latter at the right times is important and all too rare.    The Atlas allows for error, which surely is the essence of all learning – from Not yet, to On my way, yes I got it and I’ve used it in life. This is a pleasure, beautifully laid out, no one right way, and helps student see their learning in action.  What is needed now is the evidence of impact on student learning and I am sure you have this in hand. Congratulations on such a stunning contribution.

  • September 2015:  Focused work on 3rd grade CoreAtlas begins.

  • August 2015: School’s in session! Ten 4th grade classrooms in Southern and Northern California start the year with the CoreAtlas.

  • June 2015: Results of beta-tests are in. We revise the CoreAtlas based on feedback and focus on business development.

  • March 2015: 4th grade CoreAtlas pilot tests with 175 students and their teachers begin with success!

  • September 2014: CoreAtlas idea is born. Bryan leaves to pursue his passion: music (*update 9/16: CoreAtlas is getting a soundtrack!). Work on 4th grade CoreAtlas begins. HUNDREDS of iterations...

  • June 2014: Sara goes on leave from the elementary classroom to focus on MME full-time.

  • May 2014: Mind My Education, sLLC is formed. with an educational mission to cultivate a compassionate society of aware, curious, & empowered learners.

  • December 2013: After helping informally, Sara officially joins the MME founding team. We begin classroom outreach and start creating brain science curriculum.

  • October 2013: Bryan, a fellow cognitive neuroscientist, joins the MME founding team. 

  • September 2013: Paul has a vision of bringing neuroscience to young people. The seed for Mind My Education is planted. 

  • August 2013: Paul resigns professorship to study why the K-12 education system isn't working - and what to do about it.


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